Chassis development is said to be behind schedule owing to supplier bottlenecks, but prototypes should be on the road in November 2016. An engine deal still has to be confirmed – interesting to note that engine management development is being done with a UK firm.
“In light of everything we are still a few months away from setting a price for the car as we finalize the bill of materials and standard/optional feature list,” says the firm, adding it has had “overwhelming interest” from people interested in the car. Seriously interested people can now express that interest by signing up for one on the website.
More details are expected to be known in early November when the new low-volume rules are due in force in the US.
It is 35 years since the first US-bound DMC-12 rolled off the British government-funded assembly lines in Belfast, after having been re-engineered by Lotus. Around 9000 were built in the following two years before the venture collapsed in a heap, the car’s place in history assured by many things including a starring role in the 1985 Back to the Future film.
Only time will tell if the DeLorean will fly this time…